Pitney Bowes Trained 1400 People With New Technology Worldwide: Manish Choudhary, SVP, Pitney Bowes
“For a company to last 100 years, you need to have a culture which is so strong and ingrained in the people. I believe that at the heart of any company, are its people. They form a part of a family which is aligned to create shareholder value and value for clients and society.”, says Manish Choudhary, SVP, Pitney Bowes
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Becoming a best employer is not about giving good food and cafe, but there is a career which you will be able to grow in a company which believes in doing the right thing the right way. Pitney Bowes has been ranked one of India’s Top companies to work for seven times in a row.
Manish Choudhary, SVP, Global Innovation & MD India Operations, Pitney Bowes told BW Businessworld, “For a company to last 100 years, you need to have a culture which is so strong and ingrained in the people. I believe that at the heart of any company, are its people. They form a part of a family which is aligned to create shareholder value and value for clients and society.”
As of last year, Pitney Bowes started MOOC’s signed up with Coursera, where they selected 25 people globally to create curriculums.
Manish added, “So we had our best people creating curriculum for Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, cloud, data and analytics. When these experts design curriculum, it became mandatory for Pitney Bowes innovators to learn. We ended up training 1400 of our innovators, who consumed 11,000 hours of video content. Training and developing 1400 innovators across the globe has been the kind of innovation and investment we have done in our people.”
Pitney Bowes released 8 new products in the last 2 years around these new technologies which are being used by clients.
A recent study by AuthBridge said that one out of six employee lie in their CV’s. About background checking while hiring candidates, Manish told BW Businessworld, “I don’t think we have anything unique in selection process. Our interview process is very rigorous; candidates go through 7 rounds of tests, where we look for a variety of parameters. I think the 7 stages of the interview process separates out anybody who we think is not a genuine candidate. The important thing is the people we hire should be goal-oriented, motivated and have the right attitude.”
But yes the company carries out background checking, along with a through standard verification process. The company also looks at software side of things, attitude, the trust, and risk associated with the candidate.
Innovation has been the focal point of the company. Manish concludes, “Our biggest product innovation over the last 10 years has been the SendPro C series new open android platform. We conducted a global hackathon that invited 3 million+ developers from around the globe and created 65 impressive solutions on the platform, in association with 20 other partners. That is the sort of possibility you can create when you work with new technologies and work with clients to innovate and transform the industry.”